1063. Propasser rodopeplus

(1063) Propasser rodopeplus Vigors.
THE SPOTTED-WINGED ROSE-FINCH.
Propasser rodopeplus, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iii, p. 130.
So far this fine Rose-Finch is known to occur on the Outer Himalayas from Musoorie to Sikkim. All that is recorded to date About the nidification of this bird is that Whymper in 1910 found the bird, evidently breeding, on the Pindari glacier in Kuman, though he failed to obtain the nest and eggs. Later, in July 1912 and August 1913, Tulla Ram, his trained and very trustworthy collector, took three neats with five, four, four eggs respectively which he sent together with the parents to Whymper. The eggs were taken on the 26th July (2 clutches) and 24th August and were all quite fresh.
In appearance they are like all other Rose-Finches’ eggs of the blue ground, black-spotted type, but one clutch has three out of four eggs spotless. They are, of course, very large.
Thirteen eggs average 22.1 x 16.3 mm. : maxima 23.3 x 17.0 and 23.0 x 17.1 mm. ; minima 21.0 x 16.0 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1063. Propasser rodopeplus
Spp Author: 
Vigors.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1063
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
50
Common name: 
Spotted Winged Rose Finch
M_ID: 
30702
M_CN: 
Spot-winged Rosefinch
M_SN: 
Carpodacus rodopeplus
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14159

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